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Boys and Girls Club of Venice and Yellow Fever partner up for kid’s cooking class. View fun photos of the kid’s experience.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice (BGCV) recently partnered with Yellow Fever, an Asian, fast casual restaurant in Venice, to provide a free Food and Culture Cooking Class to high school Club members. Nine teens were invited to learn basic food preparation techniques, kitchen safety, plating, culture and kitchen operations, and customer service. Founder of Yellow Fever, chef Kelly Kim remarked, “As a Venice business, our philanthropy focuses on building community, especially with young...more

April 17th, 2017 -

The Scientific Wrestling’s “Pin & Submit” Training Camp, with MMA legend Josh Barnett, at SAMOHI. Photos by MA2Photography

Scientific Wrestling was founded in 2003 by Jake Shannon while living near 24th Avenue and Speedway. Since then, they've lead the global resurgence in interest in the sport of catch wrestling. Jake started coaching catch wrestling at Redwood's Boxing Gym, near Winward Circle, eventually setting up his catch wrestling club at SAMOHI, thanks to Coach Mark Black.. April Fool's Day weekend saw the Venice-born submission wrestling organization Scientific Wrestling launch its worldwide training camp tour here...more

April 2nd, 2017 -

The 1st Annual Venice Spyder Cup Pro/Am on April 1, 2017 was RAD! And, Heidi Lemmon was there to capture it all!

Steve Steadham brought his  Spyder Cup Series to Venice, California  on Sat. April 1st, 2017.   Many locals turned out to watch and compete. There were lot of new kids, and Venetians Julian, Kiko. Haden, Desmond, David & Asher moved up to pro/am division. Venice's built in crowd of spectators got the riders, and there was many a ripper on hand to showcase talent. , Here is a message from Spyder Cup founder Steve Steadham.  It was an Amazing...more

April 1st, 2017 -

Venice Paparazzi rolled out the red carpet for Airport Marina Counciling Service’s Spring into Well-Being celebration. View event pics!

Airport Marina Counseling Service's (AMCS) Spring into Well-Being celebration held on March 23 was a huge success!  The event honored John and Nancy Edwards with its 2017 Champion's of Mental Health award.  The 265 guests and sponsors mixed and mingled throughout the silent auction, took amazing photos to capture the moment, and shared laughs together. The Master of Ceremonies, Fritz Coleman was amazing, and helped AMCS raise more than $235,000 to provide community based Mental Health care...more

March 28th, 2017 -

First Venice Art Crawl of 2017 Huge Success: This is Venice

. Art and community graciously collided for the first Venice Art Crawl of the year on March 16, 2017. The theme: This Is Venice, was uniquely represented at the 25 different art events happening simultaneously throughout this beachside community. The majority of the VAC took place on the iconic Venice Boulevard from Speedway by the beach to Lincoln Boulevard. The locals, artists and businesses are hoping to make this two-mile stretch an official Venice Arts District. The Social & Public...more

March 21st, 2017 -

Venice Paparazzi was on the scene at the Dogtown Rumble in Venice, California. View pics!

OddSquad Car Club hosted the 6th DogTown Rumble flash mob car show in the North Venice parking lot on Sat. Mar. 19, 2017.  It was a spectacular events with an amazing showing of cars, tons of spectators, and a great representation of car clubs, including: Spirits Gonners, Rowdy CC, Browntown, Westside Originals,Venetians Classic, Lowriders, Hollywoodz, LA Times, Devils, and more. Trucks, Vans, Patina, and Kustoms were just a few of the categories represented. There were also motorcycles,...more

March 17th, 2017 -

A spectacular St. Patrick’s day soiree at Canal Club and James Beach.

It was a party not to be missed this St. Patrick's day at the Canal Club and James’ Beach.   North Venice Blvd. was packed Friday night, with St. Paddy revelers wearing green and drinking Irish inspired cocktails.  Corned beef was served, the music played, and spirit of Ireland was in the air.  And, Venice Paparazzi was on the scene to document the entire event, taking photos of the beautiful people at both venues throughout...more

March 17th, 2017 -

Venice Paparazzi was on the scene at the Snapchat protest in Venice, California

The event:  Snapchat protest in Venice, California   Article by Venice Paparazzi's Alex Stowell . The Venice locals came out en masse on Tuesday to voice their displeasure with tech. giant Snapchat's ever growing presence in the neighborhood. . Grievances included zoning violations, aggressive security and the privatization of public space. .  Venice's Jim Robb, of Calavera Tequila fame, and Mark Rago, were the event organizers. .  Robb and Rago initially got involved because they objected to the re-zoning of the LA Louver building as live/work...more

February 28th, 2017 -

Artists and community members joined together to support art for empowerment at A Window Between World’s ArtWorks for Healing celebration.

On Thursday, March 2, Venice-based nonprofit A Window Between Worlds (AWBW) hosted “ArtWorks for Healing,” a unique exhibition and art auction in support of their nationwide transformative arts programs. Since 1991 AWBW’s art workshops have offered over 200,000 people affected by violence and trauma the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings, without fear of judgment, by creating art in a safe environment. Arena 1 Gallery in Santa Monica was filled to capacity, and nearly $25,000...more

March 2nd, 2017 -

The country’s largest open streets event, CicLAvia – Culver City Meets Venice returns on March 26th! Get your ride on!

Sunday, March 26, 2017  CicLAvia - Culver City Meets Venice presented by Metro Here is a message from CicLAvia.  CicLAvia heads back to one of our fan-favorite routes for the first event of 2017!  On March 26, Culver City, Mar Vista, and Venice will host the country’s largest open streets event! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space. The CicLAvia press event will take...more

March 26th, 2017 -